Starting a blog – Ready, set, go!

Baby Steps

I’m totally new to this blogging business and starting a blog is a bit scary. I admit it, putting yourself out there for all to see is a bit daunting, to say the least.  But hey, sometimes you really must get out of your comfort zone.

So after numerous trials and tribulations, I’m finally ready to write my first post. This will delight my long suffering  husband to no end.  He has patiently listened to my constant sighing and cursing while setting up my website.  Who could have known that an “easy 5-minute installation and a further 20 minutes customisation” could take well over a week?

Sometimes you just have to ask for help

I could have my life a lot easier by simply asking for help.  But, much as I hate to admit it, I am my own worst enemy.  I’m just so darn stubborn,  I like to sort things out for myself.  That’s how I learn.  This time however, I had to swallow my pride and ask for help (to the utter astonishment of my husband!).  The problem was not with the host or my theme and when I finally contacted the hosting company, they had me up and running in no time.

The culprit

My slightly aging laptop together with a less than speedy internet connection have to take all the blame for initial problems.  The laptop has some very strange quirks that I have tried to iron out for the last 12 months to no avail.   So it’s now on borrowed time, soon to be replaced with a laptop that is actually willing to work with me and knows who’s boss.

Photo by Corinne Kutz on Unsplash
Typing.                                                                                                    Photo by Corinne Kutz on Unsplash
Why am I starting a blog you might ask.

After a bit of soul searching, I realise I would like to talk about issues that affect us all and how we overcome them.  How do we stay positive when the world around us is spinning out of control? What can we do to make our lives happier and healthier?

But most of all,  I hope to bring a bit a fun and put a smile on peoples faces with my posts, pictures and observations.  My tag-line, “Life as I see it”, though not particularly original,  describes what this website is all about.  No particular subject, just my Scandinavian roots trying to have fun and make sense of this wonderful and exciting life we navigate through.


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